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Yes, even Ida Lupino occasionally starred in screwball comedies during the 1930s and 1940s. Pillow to Post casts Lupino as free-spirited travelling saleswoman Jane Howard, who has trouble finding suitable lodgings during the wartime housing shortage. In order to secure a room at a motor camp catering exclusively to married servicemen, Jane pretends to be the wife of hapless young lieutenant Don Mallory (William Prince). Misunderstanding piles upon misunderstanding, and before long poor Mallory is facing a general court-martial. While Lupino pushes the envelope a bit in the leading role, the film's comedy content is also in the capable hands of Sidney Greenstreet, Stu Erwin and Willie Best. Pillow to Post is adapted from a stage play by Rose Simon Kohn. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Ida Lupino
as Jean Howard
Sydney Greenstreet
as Col. Michael Otley
Stuart Erwin
as Capt. Jack Ross
Ruth Donnelly
as Mrs. Wingate
Barbara Brown
as Mrs. Kate Otley
Frank Orth
as Taxi Driver
Regina Wallace
as Mrs. Mallory
Willie Best
as Lucille
Paul Harvey
as J.R. Howard
Carolyn Hughes
as Loolie Fisher
Victoria Horne
as Charlotte Mills
Lelah Tyler
as Jerry Martin
Don McGuire
as Archie, Sailor on Bus
Joyce Compton
as Gertrude Wilson
Diane Dorsey
as Young Girl
Anne Loos
as Pudge Corliss
William Prince
as Lt. Don Mallory
Louis Armstrong
as Himself
Robert Blake
as Wilbur
Bob Crosby
as Clarence Wilson
Dorothy Dandridge
as Herself
Charles Jordan
as Corporal Corliss
Ferdinand Munier
as Traveling salesman
Anne O'Neal
as Mrs. Bromley
Bunny Sunshine
as Celeste Corliss
Grady Sutton
as Alex
Ferdinand Munier
as Traveling salesman
Grady Sutton
as Alex
Dorothy Dandridge
as Herself
Bob Crosby
as Clarence Wilson
Robert Blake
as Wilbur
Bunny Sunshine
as Celeste Corliss
Charles Jordan
as Corporal Corliss
William Prince
as Lt. Don Mallory
Louis Armstrong
as Himself
Anne O'Neal
as Mrs. Bromley
Anne Loos
as Pudge Corliss
Diane Dorsey
as Young Girl

Crew

Vincent Sherman
Director
Alex Gottlieb
Producer
Charles Hoffman
Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Frederick Hollander
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Crosland, Jr.
Editor
Milo Anderson
Costume Designer
Perc Westmore
Makeup
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